Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Bourbon Hot Chocolate

To accompany the fall menu at Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, a heated terrace overlooking Allen Street on the Lower East Side, Chef/Owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg serve bourbon hot chocolate, a hot-cocktail alternative to seasonal brews. Their recipe recommends homemade chocolate syrup, but a store-bought one will work in a pinch. The perfect accompaniment to Blue Ribbon Beer Garden’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate? One of their homemade, melty chocolate-chip cookies.

8
Servings
132
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Cup chocolate syrup, homemade or Fox's U-Bet
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup good-quality bourbon such as Maker's Mark
  • 1 Cup half-and-half

Directions

1. Add milk, half-and-half, syrup, and cocoa powder to a pot or large saucepan
2. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until cocoa is fully incorporated and mixture barely comes to a simmer, 5-10 minutes
3. Whisk in bourbon and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat and serve

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
43µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
144mg
14%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
18µg
1%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Phosphorus, P
117mg
17%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
136mg
9%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
121g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.